Places of Tourist Attraction-Kuakata
A rare scenic beauty sports of the southernmost tip of Bangladesh in the district of Patuakhali. It has a wide sandy beach from where one can get the unique opportunity of seeing both the sunrise and sunset. It is located at a distance of 70 km. from the district headquaters of Patuakhali. Parjatan Holiday Homes at Kuakata offers a number of facilities for the tourists.
This sandy beach has gentle slopes into the Bay of Bengal and bathing there is as pleasant as is walking or driving. Kuakata is truly a virgin beach-a sanctuary for migratory winter birds, a series of coconut trees, sandy beach of blue bay, a feast for the eye. Green forest, Playing boats in the Bay of Bengal with colorful sails, fishing, towering cliffs, surfing waves everything here touches every visitor's heart. The unique custom and costumes of the 'Rakhyne' tribal families and Buddhist Temple of about hundred years old are reflecting the ancient tradition and cultural heritage.
Kuakata is the place of pilgrimage of the Hindu and Buddhist communities Innumerable devotees arrive here during the festival of 'Rush Purnima' and 'Maghi Purnima' On these occasions they take holy bath and traditional fairs are held here. All these extraordinary events in addition to panoramic beauty make the beach more attractive to the visitors.
Means of Communication
Road communication exists between Dhaka and Patuakhali district headquaters. Accessibla by road, water or air transport upto Barisal. Then one may travel by road or water to Khulna to Patuakhali. BRTC has introduced direct bus service from Dhaka to Kuakata via Barisal.